Haerin Shin, Assistant Professor of English, holds secondary appointments in Asian Studies and Cinema & Media Arts. Shin works on late twentieth and twenty-first century fiction and media across American/Asian American/Korean/Japanese literature. Her research focuses on telepresence technology, digital/visual media aesthetics, and the ontology of alterity concerning race and ethnicity. Past and forthcoming publications include essays on techno-Orientalism; the affective contours of apocalyptic and disaster fiction and film; cyber fandom and trolling; alternative temporalities in digital film techniques; posthuman race politics and spirituality, etc. Wrapping up her first book Technology of Presence: Being and Reality in the Age of Cyberculture, Shin is beginning to work on her second project on Asian American speculative fiction, tentatively titled Technology of Alienation.